Sabing Lee is a partner in the Orange County office of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. His practice includes strategic patent procurement, patent portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence, general counseling on infringement and licensing, interferences, reexaminations, and other related issues. Sabing currently represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices and procedures, clean technology, nanotechnology and steel manufacturing.
In the medical device field, Sabing has worked extensively with cardiovascular, orthopedic, wound care and aesthetic technologies. He has been involved in the intellectual property strategy and acquisitions of PercuSurge, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic, Inc.), Flex-Foot, Inc. (acquired by Össur hf.), Endius, Inc. (acquired by Zimmer Holdings, Inc.), ev3 Inc. (acquired by Covidien), and IDev Technologies, Inc. (being acquired by Abbott Laboratories). Sabing received his bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from UCLA, and also received his master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from UCLA. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was an Articles Editor and Executive Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Sabing joined Knobbe Martens in 1997 and became a partner in 2003.
He has been named one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” in intellectual property law in a survey of his peers, published in Los Angeles magazine and Super Lawyers magazine, every year from 2004 to 2012, and was named a Super Lawyer in 2013. He was also named one of “OC’s Top Attorneys” in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of OC Metro magazine, and was named one of the top 25 IP Portfolio Managers in California by the Daily Journal in 2011. In 2012, Sabing was recognized as a Life Sciences Star in LMG Life Sciences 2012 published by Managing Intellectual Property.